Cloud Computing


Microsoft Expands Azure Services into Brazil

Microsoft opened its Azure cloud computing services in southern Brazil today.

Office 365 Getting 'Document Conversations' Capability This Summer

Microsoft is adding the ability to collaborate using its Yammer social networking solution from within Office 365 document files.

Amazon Now Offering Virtual Instances of Windows Server 2012 R2

Amazon is now offering access to Windows Server 2012 R2 virtual machines as part of its EC2 service.

Microsoft and Salesforce Strike Partnership To Bring CRM to Windows

Yesterday Microsoft and Salesforce.com announced that they will be working together to integrate their core products with one another.

Microsoft Acquires Mobile Firm Capptain

Microsoft today announced it's acquiring Capptain -- a Paris-based cloud startup -- for an undisclosed amount

Microsoft Touts Resistance to an FBI Snooping Request

Microsoft disclosed on Thursday that it fought off an FBI National Security Letter request.

Microsoft's Business Strategy Depends on Hooking Consumers to the Cloud

Microsoft's current marketing strategy is to drive its enterprise businesses by creating cloud-based solutions that will stick with consumers.

Gartner Lays Out Evaluation Criteria for Office 365 Moves

Organizations looking at Office 365 moves have a lot to consider, according to Gartner Inc.

Microsoft and SAP Partner in Cloud-Enabled Business Intelligence Solution

Microsoft and SAP are ramping up their partnership, with plans to certify some SAP business solutions on the Microsoft Azure cloud computing platform.

Microsoft Exec Outlines New Mobile Device Management Improvements

Microsoft's themes coming out of the TechEd keynote this year included mobile device management and security controls.

Microsoft Enhancing Office 365 ProPlus Management Capabilities

Microsoft today announced some new and future administrative improvements for organizations subscribing to Office 365 ProPlus services.

Many Planning Move to Software-Defined Networking, Can't Define It

Even though a majority of networking professionals are forecasting a move to software-defined networking (SDN), close to 40 percent of respondents can't define what it is, according to a recent survey.

Microsoft Rolling Out UI Improvements to OneDrive for Business

Microsoft has revamped the user interface of its OneDrive for Business cloud-based storage solution.

Windows Intune Getting Data Security Protections for Android and Apple Devices

Microsoft announced that new mobile device management improvements will be coming to its Windows Intune management solution, arriving sometime in the fourth quarter.

Microsoft's TechEd Keynote Message: Mobile First, Cloud First

Microsoft's Brad Anderson kicked off this year's TechEd with a breakdown of the company's latest unification push over multiple platforms. Interestingly, Windows RT doesn't look to be part of Microsoft's unified future.

How To Move Workloads Among Hybrid Clouds with System Center

Here's a look at how you can extend your infrastructure from private to public clouds with System Center 2012 R2 App Controller.

Create the Elastic Datacenter with Windows Server, System Center and Azure

Avoid the traditional on-site datacenters and servers with Microsoft's next-generation, software-defined, scale-out hybrid computing architectures.

Report Sees Cloud Role for Database Backup and Disaster Recovery

Organizations are showing greater interest in using cloud services for database backup and disaster recovery scenarios, according to a Microsoft-sponsored study.

Microsoft Aims To Regain Trust in a Post-Snowden World

Nearly a year after Snowden leaks, Redmond officials speak out for transparency in security versus privacy conflict between IT providers and governments.

Microsoft Buys Cloud Integration Solution Provider GreenButton

Microsoft has acquired Wellington, New Zealand-based GreenButton for an undisclosed amount.

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